Year 6

Each of us has a magic inside of us that we can use to make the world a better place. Frustration is fuel that can lead to the development of an innovative and useful idea – Marley Dias, who set up the #1000BlackGirlBooks hashtag aiming to collect 1000 books with black girls in a lead role to share with her peers.

Welcome to Year 6 led by Ms Jennings (Mon-Weds) and Mrs Bowden (Thurs-Fri). We are once again supported by Mrs Moore.

Year 6 Autumn Term – Our Current Topic

Crime and Punishment

Our first topic this term will be based around the theme of crime and punishment.  We will be looking at how crime and  punishment has evolved over the centuries and will be focusing on a ‘modern’ day crime that was carried out close to home!

Our class reader will be ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar,  We are really looking forward to sharing this book with the class.

UPDATES

Y6 Transfer Test

Due to take place w/c 6th Sept

Our Year 6 Gallery

Come back soon to see how the new Year 6 Class are getting on!

Y6 – Class Information

Please see below for guidance around the Y6 timetabling: 

Homework

Homework will be set weekly on our virtual  google classroom page as in Year 5 .  Each week there will be a mixture of tables, spellings, English and maths activities.

You are expected to learn your 5 key words each week and to familiarise yourself with the weekly spelling patterns.

Times Tables Rockstar is available for you to consolidate your tables knowledge. Tables will be tested regularly.

Reading 

Your aim is to read/share a text  3 x per week (at least) to an adult. Record when you have done this in your homework diary and hand your diary into school on a Monday to be checked.  There is a house point on offer  for all those who have completed the task!

Swimming

Swimming will take place of the Thursday PE lesson in the first few weeks of the Autumn term – weather reliant.

PE

PE will take place on Monday pm and Thursday pm.  Children will change in school. Competitive sports will continue to take place every third week.

Forest School

There will not be a weekly Forest School session for Y6. Instead we will hold Forest School days each term.

Y6 – Supporting Your Child’s Learning Journey at Home

Spelling

Please see below for a helpful guide to helping with spellings:

Spelling Guide for Parents

Please find below links to the Yr3/4 and the Yr 5/6 spelling sheets:

Year 3 4 Statutory Spelling List

Yr 5/6 Statutory Spellings

Grammar

Please find below an overview of the Y6 Grammar expectations and some helpful hints for use at home.

Grammar Year 6 Parents Guide

For The Love of Reading!

Please find below a document that can help support reading at home:

Reading Support Guide

Reading

Sometimes it can be a real struggle to find age-appropriate books that appeal to children as they reach upper KS2.

Please click on this link below for a selection of recommended reads for 9 – 12 year olds:

https://www.waterstones.com/category/childrens-teenage/ages-9-12

Click on this link below for a selection of recommended reads for young adults.  These are aimed at slightly older children so you might want to check them out first.

https://www.waterstones.com/category/childrens-teenage/teen-and-young-adult